Squamous Cell Cancer
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Squamous Cell Cancer - Cancer that begins in squamous cells. Squamous cells are the thin, flat cells which look like fish scales under a microscope. Squamous cells cover the surface of the skin, as well as the lining of many internal organs, and the passages of the respiratory and digestive tracts. Squamous cell cancer usually appears on skin that has been exposed to sunlight, such as the face, lips, neck, ears, and hands. Aside from the skin, squamous cell cancer can occur in other areas of the body, such as the prostate, lungs, vagina, and cervix. Also known as squamous cell carcinoma.
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